News archive from 27 January 2015

One pub in North and Mid Wales is closing every nine days

One pub in North and Mid Wales is closing every nine days

A pub closes in North and Mid Wales every nine days according the latest “shocking” figures for the trade. Statistics from The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Pub Tracker show how the industry continues to suffer a hangover. It found that every week in...

 

Scottish managers improve AAA ratings

In the rankings of managers working for investment houses with a significant presence in Scotland, the managers taking the top seven places were all AAA-rated in the three-year performance period to November 30, compared with only two AAA ratings the...

 

Manchester United star Darren Fletcher granted free transfer to spark four-way chase for his signature

Darren Fletcher has been granted a free transfer by United to help the club's longest serving current squad member to find a new club in the final seven days of the January transfer window. The Scot, who'll be 31 on Sunday, is contracted to Old...

 

Asia shares mostly higher, euro steady as Fed meets

Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason for caution as the Federal Reserve holds its first policy meeting of the year. Japan's Nikkei gained 1.4 percent, while Australia's...

Reuters, 02:54 in Business
 

Slovakian criminal burgled 19 homes within months of moving to England

A Slovakian criminal who burgled 19 homes within months of moving to England was jailed. Robert Slepcik, 22, of no fixed abode, arrived in the UK in December 2013. Liverpool Crown Court heard he then launched a “campaign” of offending, targeting...

 

A million smiles for Lottery winners

Champagne flowed after soup packers at a Spalding food factory beat staggering odds to scoop £1million in the EuroMillions draw. Just ten weeks after starting their syndicate, the Bakkavor workmates – dubbed “the lucky 13” – defied odds of 20 million...

 
Greece: Germany warns over debt commitments

Greece: Germany warns over debt commitments

Germany has warned the new Greek government that it must live up to its commitments to its creditors. German government spokesman Steffan Seibert said it was important for Greece to "take measures so that the economic recovery continues"....

BBC, 02:54 in Business
 
Arsenal consider signing THREE defenders before transfer deadline day

Arsenal consider signing THREE defenders before transfer deadline day

Villarreal ace Gabriel Paulista will be the first and he is on the verge of being confirmed as a Gunner after being granted a work permit. The Brazilian's move will be rubber-stamped within 24 hours and fringe striker Joel Campbell will join the...

Daily Star, 02:54 in Sport
 
A good time to join Rutland Morris Men

A good time to join Rutland Morris Men

As the new year gets into full swing, there has never been a better time to join Rutland Morris Men! That’s the message from the popular group, which discussed plans for 2015 and reviewed its activities over the previous year at its most recent annual...

 
Book of condolence in memory of former Grantham school pupil Euan Coulthard

Book of condolence in memory of former Grantham school pupil Euan Coulthard

A condolence book for people to write their memories and tributes to former King's School student Euan Coulthard, has been placed at the Mayor's Parlour. Doug Hough who used to teach Euan chemistry at King’s School, has arranged for the book to be...

 
Sean Frayne: 'I had sex in pub but it wasn't rape', insists Derbyshire's fire chief

Sean Frayne: 'I had sex in pub but it wasn't rape', insists Derbyshire's fire chief

DERBYSHIRE'S top firefighter raped a woman in a village pub while his wife sat only yards away, a court has been told. Opening the case against Sean Frayne, prosecutor Martin Hurst told jurors the 48-year-old claims to have had consensual sex with the...

 
The Battle for Berwick: Tories and Lib Dems neck-and-neck in race for election

The Battle for Berwick: Tories and Lib Dems neck-and-neck in race for election

With 100 days to go to the General Election, one North East seat is proving irresistible to the coalition partners. Rachel Wearmouth reports on the fight for Berwick. For anyone a tad jaded with the whole political process, it was a picture that said...

 
Mean druggie with crowbar foiled by Cleethorpes neighbour as he tried to rob his OWN MUM

Mean druggie with crowbar foiled by Cleethorpes neighbour as he tried to rob his OWN MUM

A MEAN son tried to break into his own mother's home while in the grip of a drug addiction, a court heard. He was foiled only when an alert neighbour heard noises from the mother's home and spotted him with a crowbar, the court was told. Ashley...

 
VIDEO: One Direction stars Harry Styles and Niall Horan make tongue-in-cheek comment about Tamworth women

VIDEO: One Direction stars Harry Styles and Niall Horan make tongue-in-cheek comment about Tamworth women

A video has re-emerged of two members of boy band One Direction making a tongue-in-cheek comment about women in Tamworth. The video interview with Harry Styles and Niall Horan, which has recently resurfaced on social media sites, show the two...

 
CCTV image re-released in bus theft and crash case

CCTV image re-released in bus theft and crash case

Police have re-released CCTV of a man they are looking to speak to about an aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving incident in Coningsby. PC Gary Pindar-Jones has reissued the CCTV image of the man in relation to the incident, which happened...

 


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